1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Recalls

What To Do If Your Grand Prix Has Been Recalled

The following recalls have been announced by Pontiac, so if you own a 1997 Grand Prix take action immediately to get your automobile fixed. Interested in how this information is collected? Read more about recalls and the NHTSA.

  1. Call Pontiac to get more information. Verify that the cost of repairs will be covered free of charge.
  2. Setup an appointment with a local authorized mechanic to schedule your maintenance.
  3. Keep up to date with recalls for your vehicle by following this page.

Recent 1997 Grand Prix Recalls

  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Recall for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

    • Recall Announced OCTOBER 26 2015
    • NHTSA Reference #15V701000
    • Number Affected 1,003,556

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1997-2004 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix, 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, and 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. The affected vehicles were previously repaired under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 to address the possibility that engine oil may drip onto the hot exhaust manifold.

    Consequence: Engine oil that drips onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold may result in a fire.

    Fix: The remedy applied under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 did not adequately remove the safety risk. Under the improved remedy, dealers will replace the engine¿s front valve cover and gasket. Vehicles that are covered by recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, or 15V-201 that have not yet received the original remedy will instead receive the improved remedy under the original recall number. The recall began on February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Oldsmobile customer service at 1-800-442-6537 and Pontiac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 15757. Note: Until the improved remedy has been applied, owners are advised to park their vehicle outside since the fire risk exists even when the vehicle is unattended.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V701000 »

  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE Recall for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

    • Recall Announced OCTOBER 26 2015
    • NHTSA Reference #15V701000
    • Number Affected 1,003,556

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1997-2004 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix, 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, and 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. The affected vehicles were previously repaired under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 to address the possibility that engine oil may drip onto the hot exhaust manifold.

    Consequence: Engine oil that drips onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold may result in a fire.

    Fix: The remedy applied under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 did not adequately remove the safety risk. Under the improved remedy, dealers will replace the engine¿s front valve cover and gasket. Vehicles that are covered by recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, or 15V-201 that have not yet received the original remedy will instead receive the improved remedy under the original recall number. The recall began on February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Oldsmobile customer service at 1-800-442-6537 and Pontiac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 15757. Note: Until the improved remedy has been applied, owners are advised to park their vehicle outside since the fire risk exists even when the vehicle is unattended.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V701000 »

  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Recall for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

    • Recall Announced MAY 11 2009
    • NHTSA Reference #09E025000
    • Number Affected 42,540

    Summary: Dope, Inc. Is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Fix: Dope, Inc. Will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on July 28, 2009. Owners may contact dope, Inc. At 1-626-272-1798.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E025000 »

  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Recall for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

    • Recall Announced APRIL 08 2009
    • NHTSA Reference #09V116000
    • Number Affected 1,497,516

    Summary: General Motors is recalling 1,497,516 MY 1997-2003 Buick regal, MY 1998-2003 Chevrolet lumina, Monte Carlo and Impala, MY 1998-1999 Oldsmobile intrigue, MY 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles equipped with a 3.8L V6 naturally aspirated engine. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which drops of engine oil may be deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking.

    Consequence: If the manifold is hot enough and the oil runs below the heat shield, it may ignite into a small flame and may spread to the plastic spark plug wire channel and beyond increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire.

    Fix: Dealers will replace the engine's front valve cover and front-valve-cover gasket with new parts of an improved design and remove the engine's plastic cover and plastic oil-fill-tube extension, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537, and Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 or www.Pontiac.com or http:www.gmownercenter.com.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V116000 »

  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING Recall for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

    • Recall Announced APRIL 07 2009
    • NHTSA Reference #09E012000
    • Number Affected 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Fix: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  • STEERING Recall for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

    • Recall Announced FEBRUARY 17 2009
    • NHTSA Reference #09E005000
    • Number Affected 979

    Summary: Dorman is recalling 979 steering knuckles, dorman P/nos. 697-902 and 697-903, sold under dorman's "oe solutionstm" brand name, and Napa P/nos. 7-8502 and 7-8503 which were sold for replacement use on the various vehicles listed above. A potential material or design defect could result in the steering knuckle breaking in the hub area.

    Consequence: A broken steering knuckle could result in loss of steering control and a possible crash without warning.

    Fix: Dorman will notify owners and replace the defective steering knuckles free of charge and reimburse the repair facility or owner for labor. The recall began on February 23, 2009. Owners may contact dorman's toll-free hotline at 1-800-523-2492 and press 5.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E005000 »

  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Recall for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

    • Recall Announced MARCH 12 2008
    • NHTSA Reference #08V118000
    • Number Affected 207,542

    Summary: GM is recalling 207,542 MY 1997-2003 Buick regal and Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles equipped with a 3.8L supercharged V-6 engine. These vehicles have higher front rocker cover gasket temperatures, creating the potential for earlier degradation of the front rocker cover gasket and eventual oil seepage.

    Consequence: Certain underhood fires may be caused by drops of engine oil, from seepage or spillage, being deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. If the manifold is hot enough and the oil runs below the heat shield, it may ignite into a small flame and, in some instances, the fire may spread to the plastic spark plug wire channel and beyond.

    Fix: Dealers will replace the engine's front valve cover and front-valve-cover gasket with new parts of an improved design and remove the engine's plastic cover and plastic oil-fill-tube extension, along with the 1-3-5 spark plug wire retainers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2016., free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2016. Until the remedy is completed, GM strongly recommends that owners observe the following important precautions (1) that owners do not park their vehicle in a garage, car port, or other structure; (2) if owners notice a burning odor, they should have their dealer inspect the vehicle. The dealer will inspect the vehicle without charge; (3) use premium fuel (91 octane or higher) in the vehicle as recommended in the vehicle's owner manual. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080 or Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or through their website at www.gmownercenter.com>www.gmownercenter.com.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V118000 »

  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES Recall for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

    • Recall Announced MARCH 12 2007
    • NHTSA Reference #07E021000
    • Number Affected 742

    Summary: Certain delphi fuel pressure regulators, P/nos. FP10020-11B1, FP10026-11B1, and FP10027-11B1, sold after January 9, 2007, as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles listed above. The universal pressure regulators (upr) were produced without an O'ring and retainer.

    Consequence: Fuel may leak, possibly resulting in a fire.

    Fix: Delphi will notify owners and replace the upr free of charge. The recall began on April 23, 2007. Owners can contact delphi at 877-411-8770.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E021000 »

  • STEERING:RACK AND PINION Recall for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

    • Recall Announced NOVEMBER 04 2002
    • NHTSA Reference #02V286000
    • Number Affected 1,159,156

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles and mini vans have lower pinion bearings in the power rack and pinion assembly in which the retainer tabs were not crimped properly. These and some other retainers used in vehicles assembled between January 1, 1996 and October 31, 1997, could fail and permit the ball bearings to escape.

    Consequence: If this occurs, the pinion shaft can be forced upward during left turns and back down as the steering wheel is moved back and to the right. If the pinion shaft moves further, the driver will need to exert more effort to turn the steering wheel, similar to a vehicle without power assisted steering. If the pinion shaft moves even further, the driver will require much higher effort to turn left and may not be able to turn the wheel as much as intended. With the maximum pinion shaft movement, which requires internal gear component damage, the driver can encounter high resistance to turning left, followed by unintended power assist to the right. In any of these conditions, a crash could occur.

    Fix: Dealers will install a new lower pinion bearing unless inspect of the existing bearing indicates that replacement of the gear assembly is necessary. Owner notification began January 24, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V286000 »

  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES Recall for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

    • Recall Announced DECEMBER 16 1999
    • NHTSA Reference #99V348000
    • Number Affected 155,149

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The windshield wipers may stop working due to a separation between the drive pin and crescent in the crank arm assembly.

    Consequence: Driver visibility could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Fix: Dealers will inspect these vehicles for the presence of a plastic water deflector and, if necessary, replace the wiper motor crank arm and install a water deflector. On vehicles receiving a replacement crank arm and new water deflector, dealers will also apply additional sealing material to improve water deflection away from the crank arm assembly and will install a reinforcement to improve the performance of the wiper park mechanism.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V348000 »

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